Market access is often cited as a primary advantage to locating a business in the Shenandoah Valley.  Interstate, rail, air and port service create an all-points transportation system that keeps the Valley well connected to the U.S. and International Markets.

The Shenandoah Valley's central East Coast location is within a two-day drive time of approximately 70% of the US population and over 307,000 manufacturing establishments. 

Distance to major markets

Washington, D.C. → 157 miles
Hampton Roads, VA → 197 miles
New York City, NY → 375 miles
Philadelphia, PA → 293 miles 
Detroit, MI → 563 miles
Atlanta, GA → 510 miles
Charlotte, NC → 270 miles
Charleston, SC → 477 miles


Interstate Highway System


Rail Transportation System

Norfolk Southern Corporation            
CSX Corporation
Shenandoah Valley Railroad
Buckingham Branch Railroad


Commercial Air Service:

Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
Charlottesville Regional Airport
Dulles International Airport (two hour drive)
Richmond International Airport (two hour drive)
Roanoke Regional Airport (two hour drive)


Port and Intermodal Service

The Port of Virginia offers world-class shipping facilities and a schedule of approximately 3,000 sailings annually to over 250 ports in 100 foreign countries.

Virginia Inland Port is within one hour drive from the Shenandoah Valley.  This intermodal container transfer facility provides an interface between truck and rail for the transport of ocean-going containers to and from the Port of Virginia.


Well Connected to International Markets (click to view infographic)